Dr. Chen is a senior research fellow of Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (CASTED), a policy think-tank for science, technology and innovation (STI) policies in China. He is the director of the Comprehensive Development Institute.

His research interests are mainly focused on STI strategies and policies, including national and regional STI plan, innovation-driven strategy, STI policies, international STI cooperation strategy, and so on.

In recent years, he completed many research projects to support the national STI policies, including the 13th five-year plan, the amendment of the law on national technology achievements transformation, industrial innovation capacity increasing, the research on “Belt and Road” STI cooperation, and so on. He is still a leader of international cooperation project “technology transfer international comparison”.

He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics.